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NCJ Number: 228019 Find in a Library
Title: Armed Robbery in Australia: 2006 National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program Annual Report
Author(s): Lance Smith; Erin Louis
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921532 23 8
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Results are presented from the Australian 2006 National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program on offenders, victims, and trends.
Abstract: Highlights of the 2006 victim-based National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program (NARMP) analyses suggest that (1) since 2003, the number of victims of armed robbery has fluctuated from year to year, with data indicating a 5 percent increase in the number of victims compared with 2005; (2) knives made up more than half of the weapons involved in armed robbery victimizations (53 percent), with 15 percent involving firearms; and (3) in 2006, there were 129 repeat victims of armed robbery, with the majority of these victims from organizations or commercial premises (70 percent). Highlights of the 2006 NARMP incident-based data analyses indicate that (1) the majority of armed robbery incidents involved a single individual victim (62 percent); (2) almost two-thirds (65 percent) of armed robbery incidents in 2006 occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.; (3) 68 percent of incidents had a recorded total value of less than $500; (4) the highest average gains for offenders were from incidents where the most serious weapon used was a firearm ($3,004); (5) around 9 in every 10 offenders in armed robbery incidents were male; and (6) 94 percent of offenders were under 40 years of age, with the average age being 23 years. Highlights of the 2006 NARMP on patterns in armed robbery indicate that incidences at licensed premises tend to be committed (1) using a firearm as a weapon and (2) by lone offenders (19 percent). This report presents the results from analyses of the fourth year of data collected under the NARMP on all armed robberies reported to Australian police between January 2006 and December 2006. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Armed robbery
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime patterns; Crime Statistics; Crimes against persons; Offender statistics; Robbery; Victimization
Note: AIC Reports: Monitoring Reports 04
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